• WordNet 3.6
    • n Hinduism a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
    • n Hinduism the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In India, where hinduism is the biggest religon, they belive that there are about 300 million different gods. Because almost every village has it's own local god.
    • n Hinduism The religion professed by a large part of the inhabitants of India. It is a development of the ancient Brahmanism, influenced by Buddhistic and other elements. Its forms are numerous and very various. Also spelled Hindooism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Hinduism the religion and customs of the Hindus
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sindhu, Sans. for Indus.


In literature:

To such an investigator Hinduism must forever be remembered as paganism steeped in idolatry.
"East of Suez" by Frederic Courtland Penfield
But the cloud of Hinduism, lifted for a moment, rolled back heavier than ever.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Mandalay in Burma is the representative of Buddhism; Gauhati in Assam illustrates Hinduism.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
After some years the news came that, instead, he had been converted to Hinduism.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
She has had, therefore, only Hinduism from which to get poetic thoughts connected with religion.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
It is a large, wide-awake centre of enthusiastic Hinduism in the extreme south of the peninsula.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
The Saivite form of Hinduism is older than the Vaishnavite, and more widely spread over India.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
But Hinduism has not lost hold of this old remote India yet.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
There, he darkened my face like his, and converted me to Hinduism.
"Miss Cayley's Adventures" by Grant Allen
With a slight tincture of Brahminic Hinduism, the Rajmahali mountaineers are Pagans.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham

In news:

India's caste system is often linked to Hinduism, but the system is also adhered to by Christians and Muslims living in the subcontinent.
Dow Jones has launched " dharma indexes" to track the stocks of companies that observe the values of dharma -based religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.
Perhaps the world's oldest city, Varanasi is also Hinduism's holiest site.
India's secret shame: Owl sacrifice mars Hinduism 's biggest holiday.
Bay County judge orders man convicted of hate crime to write paper on history of Hinduism .
The Hindu Society of Southern Indiana lecture series opens today with Mandar Deo, who will present the discussion " Hinduism — As One Hindu Sees It.".
" Hinduism — As One Hindu Sees It" by Dr Mandar Deo, presented by the Hindu Society of Southern Indiana.
The Education Ministry said it had rejected plans to introduce yoga classes for the country's schoolteachers after the powerful Catholic Church objected, saying the scheme was an effort to introduce Hinduism into Croatian schools.
Hinduism Cast Against Modernity .
A follower of the Indian mystic Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu monk who introduced Hinduism to the United States in the late 19th century.
The ruling, which worries environmentalists and Muslim separatists alike, followed a summer in which 86 pilgrims died making the trek to the Amarnath cave, one of the holiest sites in Hinduism.
The Iraq War veteran said she follows the Vaishnava branch of Hinduism , which venerates the deity Lord Vishnu and his incarnations.
But in practice that's not really how Hinduism works.
What don't most Americans understand about Hinduism .
In the latest issue of Men's Vogue, Will Smith tells the book that, after flirting with Buddhism and Hinduism in the past, he has started to study Scientology with Hollywood pal Tom Cruise.